Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Michael Orta

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Gary Campbell

Third Advisor's Name

Sam Lussier

Date of Defense



The purpose of this thesis was to analyze jazz compositions by several great composers. The composers include: Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz, Russell Malone, Thad Jones, Dave Holland, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer and Joe Henderson. Through their unique use of melody, har1nony and rhythm these composers have influenced countless performers and composers over many decades. These compositions served as the repertoire of a graduate jazz guitar recital. The musical group that interpreted these compositions was comprised of: guitar, upright bass, piano, tenor saxophone and drums.




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